Quips, Quandaries and Comebacks: A Quality Debate

Be it resolved that… health care performance data should be public to advance better care.

Four great speakers argued for and against this important – and divided – motion related to improving the quality of care in BC’s health system!

Watch the debate here.


Jeffrey Braithwaite

Macquarie University, Australia
Board Member & President Elect
International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQUa)

Learn more about Jeffrey.


Tamara Komuniecki

Patient Partner
Patient Voices Network
Council Member
BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

Learn more about Tamara.


Ahmer Karimuddin

Specialist, General & Colorectal Surgery
St. Paul’s Hospital
Co-Director, General Surgery Residency Program
University of British Columbia

Learn more about Ahmer.


Maria Judd

Vice President, Programs
Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement

Learn more about Maria.


Steven Lewis

Steven Lewis 

President | Access Consulting Ltd.

Learn more about Steven.





The Quality Forum’s debate is meant to incite discussion and challenge commonly-held beliefs about a timely health care topic. We have assigned the debate’s speakers to their teams; their positions do not necessarily reflect their personal views on the debate topic, nor those of their respective organizations.

You can also watch last year’s debate, where speakers argued whether or not advances in technology and artificial intelligence are putting the art of medicine at risk.